Fly Fishing Highlands and Cashiers North Carolina

Highlands and Cashiers North Carolina offer fantastic fly fishing opportunities. Since 1999 Fly Fishing the Smokies has guided anglers of all ages and skill levels to some of the most beautiful trout streams in all of Western North Carolina. We offer All Inclusive, Private Guided Fly Fishing Trips and Lessons with just your family and your guide. We offer both Wade Trips, and Float Trips from Drift Boats, plus Fly Fishing Lessons and Classes. Many of the trips we offer in Highlands are unique just to the Highlands/Cashiers area.

For Reservations please call (828)-488-7665 or you can make reservations securely online from our website 

Near Highlands we guide anglers on Wade Trips in the Cullasaja River Gorge and it’s tributaries. The Cullasaja River Gorge is chocked full of spectacular waterfalls and plunges. Here you will find mostly wild Rainbow and Brown Trout, and the occasional Brook trout. The Cullasaja River offers a great place to challenge even the most skilled anglers. If your looking for some refreshing fun while vacationing in Highlands give us a call. A Wade Trip on the Cullasaja River will fit the bill nicely.

We offer special Float Trips from our Drift Boats tailored just for the water in Highlands. Lake Sequoyah is a beautiful small lake that is full of fish. Lake Sequoyah is home to Rainbow, and Brown Trout, plus Smallmouth bass, Largemouth bass, Perch, Crappie, many varieties of sunfish and the occasional catfish. We catch them all, and we do it fly fishing! The peacefulness on Lake Sequoyah is protected by a motor size limit and a no wake zone for most of the lake. What you don’t see is jet skis and the annoying pontoons blasting across the lake. What you will see is eager fish on the end of you flies!

Highlands North Carolina offers many stream options including the Chattooga River, made famous in the movie Deliverance. Long gone are the sounds of banjos and the wild hillbillies, but left are the many trout and complete solitude found on the upper Chattooga River and its many fine tributaries. Nearby we also guide anglers to Big Creek just across the Georgia state line. Big Creek is known for its many Brown Trout reaching trophy sizes.

We also guide anglers staying in Highlands and Cashiers on the nearby Tuckasegee River which is stocked heavily with Rainbow, Brown, and Brook Trout in the Fall through early Summer.  During the Summer months we fish the Tuckasegee for a mix of Trout and Smallmouth Bass either wading or by drift Boats.

Nearby trout fishing is available in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the Cherokee Trophy Trout waters. Both areas offer unique, world class opportunities for fly fishing for trout.


Give Fly Fishing the Smokies a call today and reserve your trip Fly Fishing in Highlands and Cashiers North Carolina. Your mountain adventure starts here!

Call us at (828)-488-7665 or email us at guides@flyfishingthesmokies.net


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